B Corps are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Companies that have earned this certification are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy. To become a B Corp, BPM passed a rigorous assessment to prove we meet the highest standards for socially responsible business.
By The Numbers
B Corps worldwide
Overall B Impact score above the current median score of 50.9 for other businesses who complete the assessment
B Corp certified accounting firms in the U.S.
At BPM, we hold ourselves to a high standard of corporate responsibility. We are very serious about our commitment to helping our colleagues, clients and communities achieve success in work and in life – Because People Matter. While we know that putting people and the planet first is smart for business, we also believe this is simply the right thing to do.
“This certification is an important milestone in our journey of accountability, transparency and simply doing the right thing. The culture and corresponding effort that helped us to become a B Corp are not new. Since our founding more than 36 years ago, BPM’s colleagues have made a difference – not just to each other, but to our clients, communities, profession and environment.”
Jim Wallace, CEO
Through cultivating a diverse and inclusive business environment, fostering leadership opportunities for women and members of underrepresented communities, and implementing a values-driven culture, we’ve made a positive impact not only on our colleagues, but on our clients, communities, profession and environment. We’ve demonstrated that we’re determined to go further and do more through the launch of our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practice.
Earning the B Corp Certification gives BPM third-party verification that we are living these values in a meaningful and measurable way. While the B Corp certification is an important milestone, the culture that led us here goes back to our founding nearly 40 years ago and is ingrained in our DNA. We are proud of where we are today and looking forward to where we are headed tomorrow.
BPM Partners with Arbor Day Foundation
To celebrate BPM’s certification, BPM has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant thousands of trees as a living tribute to our Colleagues’ dedication to the B Corp mission. Restoration efforts will take place in the Angeles National Forest in California, completing reforestation efforts in an area devastated by the Sand Fire in 2016. These efforts will help rehabilitate watersheds above the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Clarita. This partnership will also support restoration efforts in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon, where work is underway to improve water quality and reduce erosion along three key waterways. Additionally, these forests provide critical habitat for wildlife and endangered species, such as the California spotted owl, elk and various fish species.